Recap: Supernatural Episode 7.08 – Season 7, Time For A Wedding

Outside of Becky’s, Dean’s on the phone with Bobby.

Dean: I don’t want another hunter. Why can’t you do it? Uggghh, fine. What’s his name?

Aside – he totally sounded like my five-year-old when he said ‘fine.’ That made me chuckle. Hee. And, sorry, aside again – why exactly did he need this other hunter? Did you guys pick up on that? I mean, maybe for ‘just in case’ purposes, but there was literally nothing that happened that Dean couldn’t have handled by himself. And it’s not like Dean hasn’t hunted alone before. Except for the fact that Sam had Becky and Dean maybe thought he needed a sidekick, I personally saw absolutely no reason for this guy to be added to the mix. He didn’t really even do anything. Apologies to any DJ Qualls fans out there because usually he’s pretty funny…I just didn’t get much from him with everything else going on.

Back inside, Becky is writing ‘Sam loves Becky’ over and over and over and over and over and then one more time in her journal – apparently with scented ink, because she pressed the journal to her nose and breathes deep. Odd. Anyway, just as she does, Sam comes in the bedroom to show her something and sees the ink on her nose. He wipes it off with a little adoring expression and then gifts her with ‘his and hers fake IDs’. Then he hands her the latest paper with an article about a guy who went from junior exec to CEO overnight. As she’s gleeing over this lead, Sam picks up her Journal Of Sam Obsession and flips through it. Becky looks horrified, but Sam actually tears up, sniffs, calls it beautiful and hugs it to him with his brave little solider expression.

*shakes head* Like I said, wicked roofie. Ooh! It’s 11:11 on 11/11/11 right now! I’d make a wish, but if it came true, I’m afraid I’d fall down some stairs and break my neck or something.

Meanwhile, Dean is at a diner trying to ID his new partner, sees DJ Qualls (still startlingly skinny, but with a scruff that makes him look slightly older than 14) sitting in a booth. With an eye-roll, Dean sits down, asking if Bobby briefed him. DJ’s name is Garth, though we don’t find that out for a bit. He says Bobby was on a major nest up in Oregon and told Garth that Dean would be surly and premenstrual about working with him. Not far off the mark, that.

Dean tucks his tongue into his cheek, obviously biting it to keep from saying something he probably wouldn’t regret later, shows Garth the paper with the next lead on the case, but Garth’s all first things first and stomps on Dean’s very last nerve by reading the funny papers. Dean shoots him death rays from the eyes, then rubs his forehead tiredly. Later, Dean and Garth are waiting to interview the new CEO and this is where Dean is wearing that blue V-neck sweater under a gray jacket. It’s not the Fed suit by a long shot. He was…kinda dressed like Jensen, actually. *laugh* Looked especially nice sitting next to Garth who was in a green Members Only jacket. *smirk*

As they’re waiting, an extreme BE-yotch is hassling the Admin Assistant about the spelling of her name – and then Sam and Becky exit the CEO’s office first. Awkward. Dean stands up, smiling with a hi. Becky gives him the evil eye and Dean’s smile fades as he utters a weak, okay.

Sam: No point in going in there. Becky probed him like a pro. She’s a real natural. Who’s the scrawny guy?

Dean (tight smile): Temp.

Sam leaves and they go in anyway, saying that they’re interviewing the CEO for the “Actuarial Insider.” Okay then. Dean plays it causal, but Garth goes for the throat, asking him point blank if he got the job through black magic. Dean’s like, oh, isn’t he a kidder and brings it back around to why this job is this guy’s dream. Find out it’s not. And then, BE-yotch steps into the office to tell her husband that his secretary is an idiot and he should remind her that she’s working for the CEO – one more slip up and she’s fired.

Ah-ha, so that’s whose dream this job is. Dean and Garth exit the CEO’s office and try to stop Wifey – who thinks Dean’s threatening her. She pulls the I have no idea what you’re talking about card when Dean asks her point blank what she did to get hubs the job. Uh-huh.

Back at Becky’s, Sam’s sure they’re missing something, but Becky’s busy texting that they’re about to leave on their super-romantic honeymoon. Just then, Sam grabs his head in pain, the elixir obviously wearing off. Becky heads for the vial, only to find that it’s leaked out into her purse. Whoops.

Back at the office building, Wifey is o the phone tearing down another poor employee, demanding they pull the car around because she is not walking 5 blocks. High above her on a balcony overlooking the lobby, Hoodie Man is watching, and makes a ginormous light fixture fall from the ceiling toward her. Wifey looks up and screams before Dean body-slams her out of the way just in time. Garth runs up as Dean helps Wifey to her feet. Coworkers are milling about in the background, but it seemed like a relatively calm place for having watched someone almost get smushed.

Since he saved her life and all, she gives up the goods that this guy overheard her bitching (her word, not mine) to some friends and told her that he’d give her husband this job in exchange for her soul.

Wifey: What did I have to lose, right?

Garth: Well, there’s your soul. (He looks at Dean.) What kind of demon deal is this? Timeline’s whack.

Wifey’s all, um, what? And Dean tells her that she made a deal with a demon for 10 years, but it’s coming due too fast.  This all reminded me of a story called Fair Extension in Stephen King’s Full Dark, No Stars where a man makes a deal with the Devil for his life to get better, only in exchange, his best friend’s life becomes a living Hell…and the man is basically okay with it.


Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.


Gaelicspirit is a storyteller. She is a recent addition to Whedonverse Network, but has been writing and posting recap/reviews of Supernatural on LiveJournal since 2007. She works as a freelance writer and consultant in the real world, and is ever-connected to the six-degrees of Joss Whedon.

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